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Editorial No 7: New Articles

By: Jon Brunberg | posted: 3/22/2007 1:00:00 AM

 

Two new articles have been published on this website, which bring focus to contemporary, foremost European, memorial projects and the future of symbolic places.

The London-based critic Kieran Long writes that memorial design is in crisis and delivers a sharp critique of what he calls the "desolate silence of minimalism" that he believes characterizes many contemporary memorial projects. Read the full essay

"Dossin-Mechelen: Thinking the Future of Symbolic Places" was the title of a workshop for master students in architecture from all over Europe that took place in the Belgian city of Mechelen on March 13-18, where the city plans to create a memorial at the site from where 25,000 Dutch and Belgian Jews were deported by the Nazis from 1942 to 1944. I was invited as a speaker and tutor and wrote this report.

 

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1. Students at the Dossin-Mechelen wokshop

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